FC4 slimfast slimfest

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Tue Feb 22 21:35:45 UTC 2005

On Feb 22, 2005, Bill Nottingham <notting at redhat.com> wrote:

> Alexandre Oliva (aoliva at redhat.com) said: 
>> > I am disappointed that the setup for Fedora Extras is to just have a
>> > rolling-update tree with no ISOs.  That makes FE packages second class
>> > citizens.
>> How about rolling out ISOs of Fedora Extras *and* Core weekly or so,
>> including all updates?  This would address the issue of people who
>> install FC3 now and then have to download an additional 1.5 CD just to
>> get all of the available updates, then have them all installed
>> overnight.

> OK, all that discussion of how 5 CDs is bad for mirrors? This is worse.
> Much worse. Even with rsync handling mirroring, you're doubling the
> bandwidth used for updates.

How so?  Wouldn't you'd be downloading the updates only once, in the
rolling ISOs?  We already push most updates out on Monday mornings
anyway, so we might as well push them out in batch in the form of

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